Millettia pachycarpa Benth.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 86-87

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Millettia pachycarpa Benth.
status

 

Millettia pachycarpa Benth. 

Names.

Myanmar: mi-gyaung-nwe, nhtau-ru, semein, hon.English: fish poison climber, millettia.

Range.

China; Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal; Myanmar, Thailand. In Myanmar, found in Kachin, Mandalay, and Taninthayi.

Use.

Root: Used as fish poison.

Notes.

In China the whole plant is used as a tonic and to induce the growth of red blood cells ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). Medicinal uses of the species in East and Southeast Asia include as an antianemic, a tonic, and to induce growth of red blood cells. It is also employed as an insecticide and to stun fish ( Perry 1980).

Millettia pachycarpa  contains the antitumor compound rotenone ( Duke and Ayensu 1985).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Foraminifera

Class

Globothalamea

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Millettia